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Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey
Grand Rapids juvenile facility officer accused of sexually assaulting teen
Driver impatience leads to train collisions
Students injured when truck, school bus collide near Renville, Minn.
Woman dead after three-vehicle accident near Buffalo, Minn.
MSU-Mankato players expected to return to practice Friday
Timberwolves, Adelman to part; went 97-133 with team
Mankato football players refuse to practice for reinstated coach
Homers carry Lakers to 2-0 start to season
DL picks up first ‘W’
In the Zone
Family favorite brightens up Easter morning
Lutheran church hosting Spring Rally
Social Security: Children do not need to live in same home to get Social Security benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Butzer on dean’s list at UM-Twin Cities
Friends & Neighbors
This year’s festival in Vergas even included maple syrup milkshakes
State tournament brings a thousand archers to Detroit Lakes
2014 Spring Laker Book
Brian's Beer Brew
Local archer given lifetime achievement award
Minnesota deer-feeding effort all but over
Brad Laabs: Use caution on ice; get ready for open water
Blane Klemek: The American crow is one of the smartest wild birds
Bear hunt application deadline is May 2
Hospice heads to Hwy 10
Sign-ups begin for USDA disaster relief
Otter Tail Power gets new president/COO
Spanky’s hires new general manager
Reining in the cost of prom
State roads are slip sliding away
Lynn Hummel: Early morning fog makes the imagination run wild
Transportation is a non-partisan issue in greater Minnesota
DL should help, not hinder downtown businesses
A low health ranking for Becker County
Cantus coming to Wadena April 23
‘Long Live the 80s’ set for Fargo May 17
Cash tribute set May 6
Danell Haspel: Last chance to file income taxes!
New exhibit at NYM Cultural Center
October 11, 2011
Jobs, population discussed during northwest Minnesota summit
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- In the midst of a struggling statewide economy, the community of Thief River Falls has a problem other Minnesota cities might wish they had. Thief River Falls and neighboring communities such as Roseau, located in the northwest corner of the state, have plenty...
October 11, 2011 - 9:45am
October 10, 2011
Dayton to visit Greenbush fire area today, plus economic development summit in TRF
Gov. Mark Dayton will tour the site of the Juneberry 3 fire today and meet and thank firefighters at the Incident Command Center in Greenbush, Minn. He will be at the Greenbush fire hall at 9:45 a.m. today. Dayton then will convene a regional economic development summit starting...
October 10, 2011 - 8:49am
June 9, 2011
Northland Tech braces for layoffs
Administrators at Northland Community and Technical College say they still hope state budget negotiators can avoid a July 1 government shutdown, but layoff notices could go out to about half the college's roughly 300 employees on Friday. Anne Temte, president of the college with...
June 9, 2011 - 8:40am
February 1, 2011
February County Line now available
Serving Becker and surrounding counties. Written and Edited by these Becker County Offices: The University of Minnesota Extension, FSA, NRCS,...
February 1, 2011 - 8:00am
January 13, 2010
MN Grown Program looking for members
Membership in the Minnesota Grown Program is one of the best deals in town and Minnesota growers are urged to sign up now. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites producers to join the more than 1,000 members who use the program to promote their locally grown farm...
January 13, 2010 - 11:36am
January 8, 2010
2009 ag income tax update for farm families available
For tax years 2009 and 2010, there are a number changes that have resulted from the passage of federal tax laws. These changes can dramatically affect farm families, their farm business and the management of their tax planning. Section 179 depreciation and bonus depreciation have...
January 8, 2010 - 11:53am
Why earthworms are so important to soil
Have you ever wondered why some farmers are adamant about their earthworm populations? Every year, they go out to their fields armed with a shovel and dig holes to count their numbers. What is so important about those little worms? First, a little history... Earthworms are not native...
January 8, 2010 - 11:47am
January 1, 2010
Tips to reduce frozen septic systems
It may be a white Christmas, but not by much. Winters without snow cover often raises concern of frozen septic systems and fearful visions of mad dashes to an outhouse, so snow to shovel should be considered a winter blessing. In previous open winters, many unfortunate homeowners...
January 1, 2010 - 7:56pm
November 27, 2009
Cash rental agreements; another arrow in the quiver
Nearly every week of the year, I receive questions on land rental values. Historically, the guidelines have been relatively consistent on land used exclusively for agricultural purposes. In such areas, rental values typically fall in the range from 4 to 6 percent of the assessed value...
November 27, 2009 - 1:17pm
November 13, 2009
Franken visits Zurn farm near Callaway
Though U.S. Sen. Al Franken has long been an advocate for a green economy, and has sponsored at least one ag-related piece of legislation, the...
news / life
November 13, 2009 - 3:48pm
Mahnomen County woman's family think deer hunter shot at car, shattered side windows
An elderly woman got a scare Wednesday morning when the opposing side windows of her GMC Yukon shattered while she was driving on County Road 21 between White Earth village and Richwood. Virginia Christensen, 81, was shaken up but not injured in the incident, said her stepdaughter,...
news / accidents / outdoors
November 13, 2009 - 3:47pm
AgCountry Farm Credit will award 24 farm scholarships
AgCountry Farm Credit Services will award 24 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors from eastern North Dakota and northwest and west central Minnesota who plan to enroll in college next fall. Applicants must be from a farming/ranching family or plan to pursue a career in farming...
news / life
November 13, 2009 - 2:49pm
Dealing with moldy corn woes
Recently there have been numerous reports of "moldy corn" across Minnesota. The late harvest, high moisture corn, and continuing wet conditions have contributed to this problem. At least two main questions should be considered. Are the problems at this point significant ear and...
November 13, 2009 - 2:24pm
A great week to go fishing, enjoy the outdoors
What a wonderful week to enjoy our beautiful area and the outdoor resources we have. The weather has been unseasonably warm and the forecast for the next week looks like we will be able to continue to fish open water. I have been on three lakes for the past week and all have different...
Brad Laabs / outdoors
November 13, 2009 - 1:59pm
A profile on the wiley brush wolf -- the coyote
The coyote is also known as the brush wolf. The Aztecs attributed supernatural powers to the coyote. So did many northern Indians, who knew this small American wolf by another name. Sportsmen don't relish coyote meat but some Indians do. No other carnivore has doubled or tripled his...
November 13, 2009 - 1:56pm